Barcelona to pay Dortmund this fee if they sell Ousmane Dembele – reports

first_img targets 2 Barcelona will reportedly have to pay Borussia Dortmund a further £26million if they sell Ousmane Dembele to Liverpool or Arsenal before the end of his contract.Dembele moved to the Nou Camp for a £96m fee but there are a number of performance-related add-ons which could see that fee rise to £131m. It is understood two payments of £4.5m have been made after the forward reached 25 appearances for Barca and the club made it to this season’s Champions League.And according to German newspaper De Welt, whatever remains of the additional fees will be due if Dembele leaves the Spanish giants before his contract finishes in 2022.The Reds and the Gunners have both been linked with moves for the 21-year-old, who has started 24 games in 15 months at Barca.The Daily Mirror reported Barca’s top brass have run out of patience with Dembele and want to offload him as soon as possible, slapping a £100m price tag on him. Dembele has started just 24 games in 15 months at Barca REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer “There is no problem with Dembele.“It is a normal situation for a young player who has a lot of talent and has reached a very big club like Barca, with great players and teammates. He has never had this before and this generates a process of adaptation that has to happen.“He is very young and has never had to make the effort to adapt to this way of playing and we recognise that it is costing him. He also recognises it.“What we will do is work so that this adaptation is possible.” targets 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM But when asked about a Dembele departure, Barca were keen to play down these suggestions.General manager Pep Segura said: “If you have information from the English press, ask the English press. If you have information about Liverpool, ask Liverpool.“As of today we have nothing for Dembele and we have no desire to change the structure of the template.“It is true that I had a meeting with Dembele’s agents. But I had three meetings with three other representatives. My job is to meet with representatives, they are common things. LATEST Latest Transfer News Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly interested in the Frenchman Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img